attractive décor? (Me either.) One day it occurred to me that if I were to place matches into a cute little jar or container, I'd have them handy for lighting the candles we use daily and they wouldn't be such an eyesore.
**The glass container I used here was actually a jelly container from Ikea. Which brings me to my secondary little tip. If you're attempting to get sticky labels off anything, I have a fool proof solution and even my children now swear by it. Pam or non stick cooking spray. All you need to do, is peel the sticker off as much as you can, then hit the entire surface of the residue with the non stick spray. (Olive oil spray and coconut spray do not work quite as well, FYI). Let it sit for a moment, then take one of those green and yellow scrubbing sponges gently to it (I use the green side). You may need to add a bit more non stick spray but it should only take a moment for it to all scrub off. After the residue is gone, you'll be left with an oily mess from the spray so put a little dollop of dish soap on it and use the same scrubber to scrub all over, then rinse in hot water and it should be squeaky clean and shiny.**
What are some great household tips you like to use to make life easier, prettier, or more efficient? Share them in comments if you'd like!
And wish me luck on preparing for this weekend's paintball war. I think I'm just watching and photographing... but I'm so tempted to join in! I'm a tad afraid of the welts you supposedly get and these boys are pretty intense so I'm not sure I should join the fray. Ha!